Science Inquiry Skills
Years 7 and 8
Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124)
Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125)
Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126)
Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS129)
Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130)
Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131)
Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
Years 9 and 10
Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS165)
Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record datasystematically and accurately (ACSIS166).
Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170).
Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS171).
Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS172).
Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations. (ACSIS174).